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Los Angeles, CA, United States

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  • MMAjunkie
  • CNBC
  • WBIR Channel 10
  • 10 News Tampa Bay

Recent articles by Simon:

'Oh my God, what is happening!?!': Watch UAE Warriors 30 go off the rails after main event

Ali Alqaisi had to be separated from Jesse Arnett, who escaped out of the cage after his win. → Read More

Michael Chandler doesn't mind that Charles Oliveira prefers Conor McGregor in UFC title fight

Michael Chandler gets where Charles Oliveira is coming from with his desire to fight Conor McGregor instead of Islam Makhachev. → Read More

UFC 276 'Embedded,' No. 6: 'I am the heat, brotha!'

Watch the final episode of “Embedded” before UFC 276 in Las Vegas. → Read More

UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier live-streaming preview show with Danny Segura (5 p.m. ET)

Before the fights get underway, join MMA Junkie’s Danny Segura for a live-streamed preview show of UFC 276. → Read More

Drake FaceTimes with Israel Adesanya before UFC 276, reveals he bet 'a light million' on champ

Israel Adesanya will put the “Drake curse” to the test in his UFC 276 title fight with Jared Cannonier. → Read More

Jared Cannonier does not care about Israel Adesanya's or anyone else's 'bullsh*t' talk before UFC 276

Jared Cannonier refuses to put his energy toward what Israel Adesanya or anyone else has to say heading into UFC 276. → Read More

Dana White says no thanks to Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor rematch: 'I'm not talking about that'

As far as Dana White is concerned, Conor McGregor will be returning to the UFC for his next fight – not the boxing ring. → Read More

Mateusz Gamrot turns attention to 'most brutal guy' Justin Gaethje, part of 'simple plan' after UFC on ESPN 38 win

After winning his first UFC main event, Mateusz Gamrot aimed high in calling out Justin Gaethje. → Read More

'F*ck who's talking,' Kevin Holland means business heading into UFC on ESPN 37

Kevin Holland expects fighting “an OG” like Tim Means will bring out his best Saturday at UFC on ESPN 37. → Read More

How to watch 2022 PFL 4: Who's fighting, lineup, start time, broadcast info

Here’s how you can watch PFL 4, which features lightweights and light heavyweights in action. → Read More

This cageside video of Zhang Weili's spinning backfist KO of Joanna Jedrzejczyk is insane

You can hear the crack of Zhang Weili forearm as it meets Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s face. → Read More

Daniel Cormier believes head clash saved Valentina Shevchenko from defeat at UFC 275

Even so, Daniel Cormier said he thinks Taila Santos was the rightful winner over Valentina Shevchenko. → Read More

Conor McGregor sends 'huge congrats' to Jiri Prochazka on UFC 275 title win

Consider Conor McGregor impressed by what he saw from Jiri Prochazka at UFC 275. → Read More

UFC 275 bonuses: Promotion breaks tradition with number of $50,000 winners

The UFC broke from tradition with its handing out of bonuses at UFC 275 in Singapore. → Read More

UFC 275 video feature: Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2

Get hyped for the highly anticipated rematch at UFC 275 with this video feature. → Read More

UFC 275: Teixeira vs. Prochazka live-streaming preview show with Farah Hannoun (5 p.m. ET)

Before the fights get underway, join MMA Junkie’s Farah Hannoun for a live-streamed preview show of UFC 275. → Read More

UFC 275 weigh-in results and live video stream (9 a.m. ET)

Check out the results from the UFC 275 weigh-ins and watch the fighters face off before they meet in the cage. → Read More

Julianna Peña or Amanda Nunes? 'Either option is gonna work' for Valentina Shevchenko after UFC 275

It might be time for Valentina Shevchenko to finally pull the trigger on a move back to bantamweight if she wins at UFC 275. → Read More

UFC 275 'Embedded,' No. 4: This is Glover Teixeira doing 'light' work

Check out the latest episode of UFC 275 “Embedded” from Singapore. → Read More

UFC 275 'Embedded,' No. 3: A warm greeting between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Valentina Shevchenko

Check out the latest episode of UFC 275 “Embedded” from Singapore. → Read More